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We're being open and collaborative – Microsoft

June 18th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

Microsoft recently survived a bruising battle with the open source community over the ratification of Office Open XML (OOXML) document format as an ISO standard, a process that is now facing a number of appeals. The company also recently announced support for the competing Open Document Format in its forthcoming products. Here Paulo Ferreira, Microsoft […]

Firefox 3 download day starts at 7pm

June 17th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

For Firefox fans today is the day that version 3 of the popular browser is to be released. It is also the day on which the SpreadFirefox campaign is hoping to set a new record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours. In a post on the Mozilla blog the Firefox team writes: “Our […]

XML standards key in government – Steve Pepper

June 17th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

As the representative for Norway in the recent OOXML ratification process, Steve Pepper has become an outspoken critic of the IEC/ISO process. Pepper is also a passionate advocate of XML, open standards and Topic Maps. Here Pepper, who is in South Africa for the XML in Government workshop, speaks to Tectonic about what happened in […]

'The era of closed formats is dead'

June 13th, 2008 | 2 Comments » Tags: ,

The South African e-documentation workgroup is hosting a number of the world’s most influential XML and open standards activists at the “XML in Government Workshop” next week. One of the key figures behind the event – and indeed behind much of the XML and digital standards work in South Africa – is Bob Jolliffe. A […]